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  • Awesome Earthmovers visit the Komatsu factory.

    There are not many construction equipment manufacturers that can say they have been supplying equipment for a century but 2021 sees Komatsu celebrate their 100-year anniversary. In May of 1921, Meitaro Takeuchi, who had previously established Komatsu Iron Works in Komatsu City, Japan, as a machinery company for the maintaining of mining equipment, put together a group […]

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    Northeast Demolition’s new LiuGong 939E demolition spec machine.

    The former home to recently promoted Brentford FC, Griffin Park, is currently undergoing demolition. Constructed in 1904 on the grounds of a former orchard, Griffin Park, the ground was well known for having a pub on each of its four corners, the only one in the UK.  With the club’s success gathering pace and new […]

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    First Next Generation Cat 374 Excavator in UK & Ireland

    The first next generation Cat 374 excavator in the UK and Ireland is now earning its keep at a quarry in County Down, Northern Ireland. CES Quarry Products Ltd recently took delivery of the new 72 tonne machine which is working at the company’s Ballynahinch quarry, one of three quarries operated by this third generation […]

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    Latest JCB150X Takes Pride of Place at F W Thomas Exporters

    Bill Thomas, who heads up the family business F. W. Thomas in Walsall, near Birmingham in England, doesn’t do things by half, that’s for sure! When he decided to invest in the latest JCB150XLCD, he specified, in his words, ‘every available extra’ over and above the standard features. Watch the product video for the new […]

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    Sirius about Kobelco

    Sirius invest in fleet of wrapped grey Kobelco’s, we caught up with Stuart Kirk on site to find out more. As one of the UK’s leading multi-discipline contractors, The Sirius Group are constantly monitoring their huge fleet of equipment in a bid to reduce maintenance costs, fuel consumption and increase residual values whilst still maintaining […]

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    Hitachi Zaxis 140W- Dillon Brothers

    Call them what you will; mobile excavators, wheeled excavators or even ducks, the use wheeled excavators has increased massively over the last decade in the UK. Once the preserve of road maintenance teams, better site infrastructure and better off road abilities has seen the wheeled excavator market boom. Add into the mix the popularity of […]

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    Atlas BIGFOOT 140 Wheeled Excavator

    German excavator manufacturer Atlas has a long-held reputation for providing reliable and well-built excavators and material handlers for its customers across the globe.  Whilst many will recognise the orange and grey equipment in scrap yards, they have also been manufacturing a range of crawler and wheeled excavators at their Ganderkesee plant for over 100 years. […]

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    Swedish Black Beauty

    After his family and snowmobiling Jimmy Väisänen’s biggest passion is operating heavy equipment, specifically larger machinery. Growing up in Gothenburg, Sweden, Jimmy’s first operating experience was on a wheel loader in his mid teens. After finishing school in 2009 he searched though job listings for many of the mines in Sweden, eventually landing a job […]

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    New Liugong 95t Excavator

    For contractors looking to add a 100-tonne class production excavator to their fleet, the list of manufacturers offering such a machine has just got a little longer. Liugong, a leader in China’s construction equipment industry, has recently added their 995F excavator into their European range with the first example coming into the well-known fleet of […]

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    Bringing in the heavy squad

    South Wales based KJ Services are probably best known for the work they undertake stripping and refurbishing construction and mining equipment at their vast HQ in Rhymney. Formed in 1970 as a plant hire provider, the company has diversified into a variety of sectors including contract crushing. Until recently, the core of their own hire […]

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